Another hurdle today . . . always is when you eat out. Had to go and get my car fixed, and what turned from a simple hour wait took several hours more instead
Bad part about this was I was sooooooo hungry!! By the 3rd hour sitting there my tummy was in full grumbles and people were looking at me
. Of course the only option they had was a snack machine so I asked where the nearest shop is.
I was told there were several cafe's up the street, so off I went for a walk. After walking past quite a few take-away stores I did find a cafe, or what I thought was one - inside was basically a take-away store, it was just prettied up on the outside.
Took me ages to go thru what was on the menu board, with a lady just standing at the counter glaring at me cause I was taking too long. But I was trying to work out my best option. I even said to her I was still deciding and would call her if she had something else to do. But her quick reply - "I'm not allowed to leave the counter if customers are here".
The menu board held nothing of help to me, but I did notice the basic salads that they use for Sandwiches etc , so asked if they do a salad. Simple Answer - NO
. I then asked would it be too much trouble if I could just have a plate and she can charge me what she thought was fair. Simple Answer again - NO
My complete shock came when I asked why?, she told me that the cash register has all the items on it, and she can't just add things. . what type of world are we living in now that people don't even need to add up anymore?? . So I ordered a salad sandwich, minus the things I can't have, and without butter. At least this way I could throw the bread away (not allowed Breads at the moment) and just eat the salad that was inside. Beats me why she just could have put the stuff on a plate and kept the bread, as I felt bad about wasting it.
What happened to a world where thing were so much easier.
Support is great when your home comfortable with your healthy foods around you, but I am shocked at how hard it is to eat healthy if you don't have a shopping center near by. Learnt my lesson thou - I threw a shake packet into my handbag when I got home, at least then if I ever get stuck again, I only have to try and find a bottle of water !
In a country where many of our waistlines are expanding rapidly, I really have go question is it me who is to blame for my weight problems or the environment that I live in . . sadly I thing it is a bit of both!
Anyways, these experiences are meant to try us, and I am proud of myself that I at least did not submit to the temptation in front of me.
Found a new way to have my shake this morning, which sort of turned it into a moose. (yes I know I am going tricking myself that it is moose, but hey
I mixed up a tablespoon of ground up psyllium husks and only put in 3/4 of the amount of water I normally do for my shake, then shook it all up, put it in a bowl and in the fridge. 5 minutes later I had was seemed like a choc moose
Was a nice change for breaky
May have to swing my shake to dinner sometimes , that way I can feel like I'm having desert too
Anyways, off for a walk on the treddy
Hope everyone is having a great day